Food Security

Photo feature: Sierra Leoneans still feeling the impact of Ebola

FREETOWN, 2 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Sierra Leone is beginning to show some signs of recovering from the ongoing Ebola outbreak, but many family are still struggling to survive. full report

Niger: Boko Haram's neglected crisis

NIAMEY/DAKAR, 29 June 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees to balloon and leading to a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that is garnering little international media attention: full report

Islamic State attack puts Kobani reconstruction at risk

BEIRUT, 26 June 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - The Islamic State's daring attack on the Kurdish Syrian city of Kobani has left thousands of those who returned displaced again, including over 1,000 stranded on the border, and could derail plans for a major demining and reconstruction operations in the city. full report

Avian flu threatens West Africa poultry farmers

OUAGADOUGOU, 23 June 2015 (IRIN Africa) - The loss, since January, of more than 1.7 million birds across five countries in West Africa is threatening the livelihoods of poultry farmers across the region. full report

Fleeing insecurity and cholera, Burundians pour into Uganda

KAMPALA, 4 June 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Thousands of Burundian refugees have made their way to Uganda, having fled insecurity at home and a cholera outbreak in Tanzania. Ugandan officials say they are struggling to cope with the influx. full report

Briefing: Darfur's deepening conflict*

NAIROBI, 2 June 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Violence in Sudan’s Darfur has surged to levels not seen in a decade, with more than 150,000 people driven from their homes this year alone. The region’s long-suffering residents are also bearing the brunt of a measles epidemic. full report

South Sudan food crisis deepens amid tanking economy

NYUMANZI, Uganda, 1 June 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Some 4.6 million people in South Sudan, about 40 percent of the country's population, will have major problems finding enough to eat over the next few months. After 17 months of renewed civil war, and amid falling oil prices, the country's economy is in dire straits. This report comes from a refugee site in neighbouring Uganda. full report

Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali

BAMAKO, 29 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins: full report

The struggle for survival across Ukraine's frontline

LUHANSK, Ukraine, 28 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Ukraine's frontline cuts across the east of the country like a jagged scar. Despite a February ceasefire, the fighting hasn't stopped. In March and April, Kristina Jovanovski had rare access to rebel-held areas to investigate the humanitarian disaster that has unfolded on Europe's doorstep. Read her exclusive report on why aid isn't getting through. full report

An ‘almost impossible job’ - 10 tips for the UN's next humanitarian boss

LONDON, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Former UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has a few words of advice for the next person to take up the job, British politician Stephen O'Brien. full report

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